The Importance of the preservation of the Hotel Bridge:

  • The bridge serves as a crucial link in the Northampton and regional non-vehicular network
  • It’s the oldest, standing bridge in Northampton (built in 1880)
  • It allows us to stand still and appreciate the river’s scenic and historic qualities
  • It’s a connector to conservation lands (Robert’s Hill & the Leeds Reservoirs)
  • Kids can fish off it
  • Pedestrians can use it in any weather for errands and exercise
  • In time it might connect directly to the Leeds Rail Trail
  • The bridge is a visual reminder of Leeds & Florence’s industrial heyday and the important role of the Mill River